Most people in both camps are interested in getting the best outcome starting from where we are. Here’s how.
Posts Tagged: Turkey
They will want to ask themselves if they really want to spurn last year’s referendum result and the Party’s manifesto commitment.
For all the chatter about the Customs Union, leaving the EU in full is still on course. But May’s bungled election has raised the chances of a disorderly outcome.
He has at every stage seized the initiative and outplayed – then persecuted – his opponents.
The Conservative leadership has opted to continue its controversial alliance with Erdogan’s AK Party
The AKP’s status in ACRE, the Tory international alliance, was in doubt – but it survived a vote with Conservative backing.
The Foreign Affairs Committee’s recent report is a good start, but much more work needs to be done.
With growing problems at home, many member states are at odds with the Commission’s punitive line on Brexit.
We should not only meet our spending minimum, but exceed it in order to maximise our vital strategic and tactical needs.
Mark Menzies: Banning arms sales to Saudi Arabia would harm Britain and the Middle East – including Yemen
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is not some sort of rogue state but a key ally of the UK. And if we don’t sell to them, our competitors will.
Iain Dale: “Um…I…er…it depends on the context.” The stinking hypocrisy of the new LibDem MP over Turkey.
Plus: Trump’s tactics, Labour’s splits, and LibDem divisions.
They discussed trade, Cyprus, Syria and aviation security.
Turkey is not a country for us to lecture, rather a partner for us to co-operate with.
Quitting it would mean more scope for trade deals and lower prices. Modern countries don’t need such unions to do business.
The arguments are more finely balanced than in the case of the Single Market, but maintaining the present arrangement would blunt the point of Brexit.
Our own security services have managed superbly. But a danger thwarted is not a danger ended.